Monday, June 16, 2008

Indian Stamps on Cinema





I have been remiss in blogging and a big sorry to those who have been kind enough to see my blog and comment.I promise that there will be a weekly edition on this topic STAMPS ON CINEMA.Just a few days ago a stamp for the famous actor Gemini Ganesh was released but let me talk of those that came a bit earlier.
Many may not know that the famous Magasaysay award winning singer M.S. acted in movies in the 1930s and her all India fame came because of her role as the singing saint 'Meera'.
A.V.Meiyappan started the famous AVM Studios,probably the oldest movie making studio in Asia, by this I mean the Studio continues to make movies , in this its 60th year.He has directed a few films too.
Charlie Chaplin needs no introduction, the Indian Government issued this stamp in 1978 to mark his birth centenary....the only film person of non Indian origin to be so honoured, we have had stamps for Beethoven,Michelangelo(actually his paintings on the sistine chapel) etc.
more to follow....something interesting about M.S. and postage stamps.
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1 comment:

Mohan's Musings said...

nice collection..!

how many stamps u have?

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